Inspired by Midcentury: Fenway Clayworks is part 1 of a 5-part series featured in our July 2019 Special Edition newsletter.
Fenway Clayworks is the result of a lifelong interest in functional ceramics. Its founder, Sean VanderVliet has 20 years of experience as ceramicist, using his hands to craft and sculpt objects for the home. The objects he creates are rooted in design, simplicity, and function, and heavily influenced by architecture and his personal travels. The many places he has lived - Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and finally Colorado - have each contributed to his understanding of ‘place,’ and his aesthetic.
Sean speaks to the subconscious influence design has on us, how we consume it daily without realizing it, and how that has manifested in his work.